Sounds like he didn’t think much of the framework at first. I don’t know whether I had anything to do with changing his mind or not, but it certainly is changed.
Before RedwoodJS, I would have had to code a front-end project, code a back-end project, and deploy each separately. But with this, the only code I wrote myself was for the specific things I was trying to do.
I didn’t have to hand-code any boilerplate. I only ran into issues when I skipped a step in the docs, specifically with the Netlify deployment process. Simply put, I can’t wait to try it again when it is ready for production applications.